The BEST Episodes of Sliders

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: FOX

In his basement in San Francisco, boy-genius Quinn Mallory unlocks the doorway to an infinite number of Earths. During a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Wells and his teacher Professor Maximillian Arturo to see his new invention. But an increase in power and an early departure leave all three, plus a washed-up soul singer named Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, lost in a parallel world. Now they must "slide" from world to world, not only adapting to their changing surroundings, but also trying to get back to their world. Will they ever make it home?

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The Exodus (1)

#1 - The Exodus (1)

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 21, 1997

Things don't look good for the Sliders when they slide to a world that's about to be eradicated by a rogue pulsar. Soon they discover that this world has been developing sliding technology and pool their resources with the U.S. government in a race to escape to a parallel Earth.

star 7.97
339 votes
Writers: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome

#2 - Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 3, 1996

The Sliders have come to the most unexpected world of all... home. While Rembrandt and Wade use their sliding adventures to kickstart their careers, Arturo steals the timer and claims sliding as his invention. However, Quinn remains convinced they are not home.

star 7.95
392 votes
Directors: Adam Nimoy
Writers: Nan Hagan
Rules of the Game

#3 - Rules of the Game

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 20, 1996

The Sliders become involuntarily apart of a human war game where the only winners are the ones that stay alive.

star 7.76
311 votes
Directors: Oscar L. Costo
Writers: Josef Anderson
The Exodus (2)

#4 - The Exodus (2)

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 28, 1997

Quinn and Maggie return to her world with Earth Prime's coordinates stored in Jensen's timer. As Wade makes the final list for those who can slide to safety, Arturo races to modify the new timer to slide more people. Unfortunately for them, an unexpected danger lurks the base and one Slider will not make it to the next world.

star 7.76
372 votes
Directors: Jefery Levy
Writers: Josef Anderson, Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
Last Days

#5 - Last Days

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 5, 1995

The Sliders arrive on a world that will be destroyed by an asteroid before they are due to slide. Arturo works with Bennish to develop an atom bomb to destroy the asteroid and Rembrandt gets caught up in an end of the world celebration, while Quinn and Wade confront their feelings for one another.

star 7.74
463 votes
Directors: Michael Keusch
Writers: Dan Lane
Net Worth

#6 - Net Worth

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 11, 1999

A sliding mishap separates the Sliders into two groups on a world divided by the computer-savvy and ruthless scavengers. To reunite, they'll have to battle the scavengers and unite a young couple who fell in love on the internet.

star 7.73
219 votes
Directors: Paul Lynch
Writers: Steven Stoliar
Love Gods

#7 - Love Gods

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 8, 1996

On a world where a biological weapon wiped out most of the male population, Quinn, Rembrandt and Arturo become objects of desire and are imprisoned by the government to be breeders. As they try to escape and regroup with Wade, they find there are others out to capture them.

star 7.71
448 votes
Directors: John McPherson
Writers: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
Murder Most Foul

#8 - Murder Most Foul

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 3, 1997

On an over-worked world with an uptight population, Arturo is thought to be a fracture and is sent to a fantasy camp for a form of relaxation. When the others find him, they see he has been brainwashed into thinking he is a great detective on the trail of a Jack the Ripper-like murderer.

star 7.68
260 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: David E. Peckinpah
Pilot (1)

#9 - Pilot (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 22, 1995

While working in his basement, Quinn Mallory opens the gateway to parallel worlds. For a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Welles and his teacher, Professor Arturo, along. Upon opening the vortex, Quinn uses too much power, which causes the vortex to suck them in along with Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, who happened to be driving by Quinn's house. The four arrive on a world that experienced an ecological disaster and will have to survive until the timer hits zero.

star 7.68
660 votes
Writers: Tracy Torme

#10 - Eggheads

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 26, 1995

On a world where being smart is the equivalent of being a sports star, Quinn is a popular college athlete and finds his double had underhanded dealings with gangsters. Meanwhile, Arturo discovers his late wife is alive on this world and tries for reconciliation after learning she is pressing for divorce.

star 7.67
403 votes
Writers: Scott Smith Miller
Summer of Love

#11 - Summer of Love

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 19, 1995

The Sliders are separated on a world where the Hippie movement of the sixties is still alive and the US is at war with Australia. Wade and Rembrandt are mistaken for extraterrestrial prophets at a commune, while Quinn and Arturo race to fix a broken timer and rejoin the others.

star 7.61
355 votes
Directors: Mario Azzopardi
Writers: Tracy Torme
Gillian of the Spirits

#12 - Gillian of the Spirits

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 15, 1996

A lightning bolt strikes the vortex during a slide, damaging the timer and trapping Quinn on the astral plane. Now the Sliders are stranded on a world with 1950s technology and Quinn can not be seen by the others. He tries to get the help from the only one who can see or hear him, a girl that has a history of hearing voices.

star 7.61
457 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
Double Cross

#13 - Double Cross

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 27, 1996

On a world quickly running out of natural resources, Rembrandt meets his number one fan but finds her to be a little to friendly. Meanwhile, Quinn and the others meet Logan, a scientist at Prototronics that's trying to develop sliding. However, they learn her plans for sliding are far from noble.

star 7.59
354 votes
Directors: Richard Compton
Writers: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake

#14 - Invasion

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 28, 1996

The Sliders land in the middle of a strange invasion and Quinn uses the timer to bring down one of the ships. Before barely escaping, the Sliders learn these new villains can slide at will and are soon captured on the next world. They learn their captors are the Kromaggs and are intent on conquering every parallel world.

star 7.58
357 votes
Directors: Richard Compton
Writers: Tracy Torme
The Weaker Sex

#15 - The Weaker Sex

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 3, 1995

The Sliders arrive on a world where roles are reversed with women holding the positions of power. Arturo becomes a candidate for the mayoral race in San Francisco, trying to bring about a "men's rights" movement.

star 7.56
366 votes
Directors: Vern Gillum
Writers: Dawn Presrwich, Nicole Yorkin
Season's Greedings

#16 - Season's Greedings

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 20, 1996

On a world where people are enticed by consumerism and giant malls in the sky, the Sliders get jobs as mall employees to find the mother of an abandoned child. Arturo is a reluctant Santa, Rembrandt and Wade his elves while Quinn gets an administrative job. Meanwhile, Wade faces some strong emotions when she meets her sister and father.

star 7.55
274 votes
Directors: Richard Compton
Writers: Eleah Horwitz

#17 - Slidecage

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 27, 1998

When Quinn and Colin finally access the coordinates to their home, the Sliders expect it to be their last slide. Instead, they arrive inside a security compound on a barren world, where humans and Kromaggs are fighting for survival.

star 7.52
297 votes
Directors: Jerry O'Connell
Writers: Marc Scott Zicree
The King is Back

#18 - The King is Back

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 10, 1995

Rembrandt has arrived on his dream world, where his double is as popular as Elvis, but has been dead for eight years. As Rembrandt gets to enjoy the fame he's long since wanted, an old enemy plots to make sure he disappears for good.

star 7.48
326 votes
Directors: Vern Gillum
Writers: Tracy Torme
State of the A.R.T.

#19 - State of the A.R.T.

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 6, 1996

The Sliders land on a world where the human race was wiped out by robots. Quinn and Rembrandt are captured by the robot's demented creator and are going to be used in a mind-transfer experiment.

star 7.48
326 votes
Writers: Nan Hagan
Slide by Wire

#20 - Slide by Wire

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 18, 1999

The Sliders accidentally slide out with Maggie's double, leaving Maggie stranded on an American military base where deadly experiments are performed on pilots. Meanwhile, the Sliders arrive on a world that outlaws technology.

star 7.45
257 votes
Writers: Chris Black
Dead Man Sliding

#21 - Dead Man Sliding

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 29, 1996

On a world where the legal system is in the form of televised game shows, Quinn is arrested, tried and sentenced to death for the crimes of his double.

star 7.45
294 votes
Directors: Richard Compton
Writers: Nan Hagan

#22 - Fever

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 29, 1995

On a world where penicillin was never invented, Quinn is mistaken for his double, who is believed to be the cause of a massive epidemic. While he is imprisoned by a health agency, Wade shows signs of being infected and only Arturo can find the cure.

star 7.43
457 votes
Directors: Mario Azzopardi
Writers: Ann Powell, Rose Schacht
The Other Slide of Darkness

#23 - The Other Slide of Darkness

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 11, 1997

The Sliders track Rickman to a superstitious town. Their search is further complicated when Quinn and Maggie are captured by natives living in a mysterious fog. There, Quinn runs into someone from his past – himself.

star 7.42
297 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Nan Hagan, Scott Smith Miller
Mother and Child

#24 - Mother and Child

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 7, 1998

The Sliders discover a woman escaping from a Kromagg breeder camp and take her to her Earth, where an anti-Kromagg virus proves deadly for her half-Kromagg son.

star 7.42
258 votes
Directors: Helaine Head
Writers: Richard Manning

#25 - Asylum

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 17, 1998

On a world raided by Kromaggs for natural resources, Rembrandt falls in love with a doctor who can save a critically injured Quinn. Problem is, Maggie learns this doctor collaborated with the Kromaggs and is on the run from the British secret service.

star 7.41
268 votes
Directors: Michael Miller
Writers: Bill Dial